Vogel at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2014
|Born||Michael James Vogel
July 17, 1979
Abington Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Austin, Texas, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Courtney Vogel (m. 2003)|
Michael James "Mike" Vogel (born July 17, 1979) is an American actor and former model. Vogel began acting in 2001, and has since appeared in several films and series, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Grind, Poseidon, Blue Valentine, The Help, and Cloverfield. He plays Dale "Barbie" Barbara, the protagonist in the CBS science fiction drama Under the Dome.
Vogel was born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania to Kathy and Jim Vogel. He was raised in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania, he is of German descent; both of his grandfathers fought in World War II, with one being a tank commander and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, and the other being a Seabee in the Navy. Vogel is the eldest of three children with a brother Daniel Aaron and a sister Kristin. Vogel attended William Tennent High School, the same high school as Sprint spokesman Brian Baker and boxer Kermit Cintron, where Vogel was on the Freshman wrestling team. During the early 2000s, he frequently traveled to New York City in order to audition for acting roles and modeling slots.
Vogel began modeling for Levi's, and was subsequently cast in the television series Grounded for Life appearing in a recurring role between 2001 and 2004. His first film role was in the skateboarding-themed Grind, which was released on August 15, 2003. The film's co-stars included Adam Brody and Jennifer Morrison. Vogel's next role was in the made-for-television remake of Wuthering Heights, which premiered on MTV a month after Grind's release, in September 2003. In the film, Vogel played Heath opposite Erika Christensen's Kate. Vogel's last 2003 role was in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which was released in October to high box office performance.
In 2005, after Grounded for Life was canceled, Vogel appeared in four film roles. First, he played Eric Richman, the romantic interest of Blake Lively's character in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which had a June release. His next role was the lead in the low-budget film, Supercross, which was theatrically released in August. Vogel filmed his role in Havoc, a dark, R-rated drama also starring Anne Hathaway, in 2003, but the film was not released until November 2005, when it bypassed theaters and was released directly-to-video. Vogel's final 2005 role was in Rumor Has It..., starring Jennifer Aniston, in which he had a supporting role as the son of Kevin Costner's character.
Vogel's first 2006 role was in the disaster film Poseidon, a remake of the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure; he plays the fiancé of Emmy Rossum's character. The film, which had a budget of $160m, opened on May 12 grossed $181,674,817 at the international box office. Vogel was originally offered the role of Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand, but backed out to appear in Poseidon. The same year, he appeared in Caffeine, a romantic comedy and signed to appear in a horror movie called Open Graves, shot in Spain. In 2007, Vogel appeared in the film The Deaths Of Ian Stone, part of the horror film festival 8 Films to Die For. In 2009, Vogel starred in the neo-noir film Across The Hall and the horror film Open Graves. He was part of the 2010 romantic comedy film She's Out of My League, Blue Valentine, TV series Miami Medical and Heaven's Rain.
Vogel was part of the 2011 comedy film What's Your Number? and plays Johnny Foote in the film adaption The Help. He most recently played Dean on the short-lived ABC drama Pan Am (based on the defunct airline of the same name), and appeared as Deputy Zach Shelby in the first seven episodes of Bates Motel, A&E's contemporary prequel series to the 1959 novel Psycho.
As of June 2013, Vogel stars as Dale "Barbie" Barbara on the CBS science fiction drama series Under the Dome, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The series has been renewed for a second season to air in 2014.
Vogel married Courtney, a former model in January 2003, and has two pugs, Orlando and Olivia. Mike and Courtney have three children: Cassy Renee Vogel, born 2007; Charlee B. Vogel, born 2009; and Gabriel James Vogel, born 2013. The family resides in Austin, Texas.
|2003||Wuthering Heights||Heath||Television film|
|2003||Texas Chainsaw Massacre, TheThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre||Andy|
|2005||Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, TheThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants||Eric Richman|
|2005||Havoc||Toby||Direct-to-video (United States)|
|2005||Rumor Has It...||Blake Burroughs|
|2007||Deaths of Ian Stone, TheThe Deaths of Ian Stone||Ian Stone|
|2008||Cloverfield||Jason "Hawk" Hawkins|
|2009||Empire State||Sam Cochrane||Television film|
|2009||Across the Hall||Julian|
|2010||Blue Valentine||Bobby Ontario|
|2010||She's Out of My League||Jack|
|2010||Heaven's Rain||Brooks Douglass|
|2011||Help, TheThe Help||Johnny Foote||Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Cast
|2011||What's Your Number?||Dave Hansen|
|2013||Jake Squared||Actor Jake|
|2014||In My Dreams||Nick||Television film|
|2015||Boy, TheThe Boy||Filming|
|2001–2004||Grounded for Life||Dean Piramatti||15 episodes|
|2010||Miami Medical||Dr. Chris "C" Deleo||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2011||Pan Am||Dean Lowrey||Main cast; 14 episodes|
|2013||Bates Motel||Deputy Zach Shelby||7 episodes|
|2013–present||Under the Dome||Dale "Barbie" Barbara||Main cast|
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- Barker, Lynn (May 10, 2006). "Mike Vogel Takes Us Underwater". TeenHollywood. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- "Winnipeg Sun". MARRIED WITH CAPITAL M. Archived from the original on May 27, 2006. Retrieved May 14, 2006.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
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